Charity Challenge

We believe that team building also includes giving back to the community you live, work and play. That’s why we’ve created the Charity Challenge! Participating teams in The Community Cup have two opportunities to give back to their community while earning points for their team. The Columbus Foundation and The Mid-Ohio Food Collective (formerly Mid-Ohio Food Bank) have partnered with us as recipients of Charity Challenge fundraising and donations.

The Columbus Foundation 

The Community Cup would not be possible without the support of its partners. The Columbus Foundation, our presenting sponsor, is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to more than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. The Foundation’s Center for Corporate Philanthropy is designed to help established and new central Ohio businesses make their charitable investments—within the company and in the broader community—as cost-effective and efficient as possible. The Employee Assistance Program helps businesses support their employees during times of hardship and disaster to ensure they have the assistance they need when it’s needed most.

You can donate to the Gifts of Kindness Fund here. Please provide proof of your donation to Meghan Sexton at msexton@columbussports.org.

Mid-Ohio Food Collective

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective has a mission to end hunger one nourishing meal at a time while also co-creating communities where everyone thrives. Since its inception in 1980, Mid-Ohio Food Collective has been working with farmers, grocers, food companies, the USDA, and community partners to distribute food to over 650 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites across Central and Eastern Ohio.

There are two ways to donate to The Mid-Ohio Food Collective: 

Bring donation items with you to Otterbein University during your in-person event time slot. Please bring them in a box, clearly labeled with “Community Cup” and your team name.

If you are only participating in the virtual events, you may bring donation items to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and email the donation receipt to Meghan Sexton at msexton@columbussports.org. Make sure that your items are labeled with your team’s name and “Community Cup.”

Click here for information on accepted donation items.

Please note: due to COVID-19, the following items are in most need: Personal Protection Equipment (face masks), cleaning supplies, household products, pastas, rice, flour, proteins and kid-friendly snacks.

Please Note: Mid-Ohio Food Collective is unable to accept perishable, homemade, home-canned and outdated food, bulk packages weighing more than five pounds or food in glass containers.